The organisation which has championed the cause of manufacturing in the Tees Valley for over a decade moved offices yesterday.

Manufacturing Challenge moved to the Teesdale site in Thornaby from its previous offices in Aurora Court, Middlesbrough.

Recently the Challenge gained funding through the European Regional Development fund to continue the expansion of the Tees Valley Manufacturing Showcase - an internet portal which allows companies in the area to promote their products and find out about new business opportunities.